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Welcome to tumaini fund channel islands

Working for the Widows and Orphans of Tanzania

“Tumaini” is Swahili for hope and The Tumaini Fund is a Christian charity working to bring hope to the orphans of Kagera. Many will go to sleep tonight, on the ground, with no food in their stomach, no decent shelter and no chance of education.


In Kagera, north-west Tanzania there are an estimated 100,000 orphans, mostly due to AIDS which exploded in this area at the time of the genocides in Rwanda and Burundi.


Come and join us in this mission. Help us to take Jesus’ hope to the orphans of Kagera.

Jesus’ brother James wrote:

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” – James 1:27

Dr Susan Wilson, MBE

Chairman of The Tumaini Fund

The Tumaini Fund Channel Islands seeks to provide help to hundreds of thousands of children in Tanzania, one of the poorest countries in Africa. 100% of every financial donation made will go to Kagera to support the widows and orphans.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved and they don't all involve going on a trip to Africa! Explore how your skills or unused items can be used to help the widows and orphans in Tanzania.

To support the HIV/AIDS widows and orphans of the Dioceses of Kagera, Lweru, Biharamulo and Kibondo in north-west Tanzania towards independent existence, by improving standards of living and promoting health and education.

Your donations can buy:


£10 sends an orphan to Primary School. Education is free but this small sum will buy the necessary school uniform, work books/pencils, and a mosquito net.


£80 funds a bike for a student or one of our Parish-workers who often have to travel long distances to school or other villages on poor roads.


£100 buys a breeding dairy-goat for a widow and a special goat-hut so they can be more self sustaining.


£2,200 pays for a safe new house for a family of orphans so they do not have to worry about heavy rains or wild animals.


£3,400 digs a shallow well that enables villages access to drinking water free from diseases for their children for the first time.

Click on the boxes below to find out more about how we help.

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